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Critical irony in Russia’s special mention “Fair Enough” pavilion in 2014 Venice Biennale

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014
The "Fair Enough" exhibition of Russia's 2014 pavilion at the ongoing Venice Biennale gives a clever response to the Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 theme that Biennale director Rem Koolhaas assigned to curators. Curated and designed by the Strelka Institute, Russia received one of three Special Mentions out…

Analyzing modernism with a multi-faceted view in the 2014 Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Spanish pavilion "Interior" at the 2014 Venice Biennale conveys its multi-layered concept with an enticing labyrinth-like design. Visitors can formulate their own experience as they walk through the open maze, which is "guided" by large images of contemporary and traditional Spanish architecture. With Iñaki Ábalos as…

The 2014 U.S. Venice Biennale pavilion reinterprets 100 years of American architecture

Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Styled after American corporate identity throughout the 20th century, our next featured 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion is "OfficeUS" representing the U.S. of A. Organized by NYC's Storefront for Art and Architecture in collaboration with PRAXIS Journal, the two-part exhibition will showcase and critically reinterpret the…

Barkow Leibinger’s “Kinetic Wall” prototype exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2014

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
American/German architectural practice Barkow Leibinger is back at the Venice Biennale with "Kinetic Wall". Specifically designed for this year's Biennale, the prototype highlights the evolution of wall-making while also standing as an ode to the 20th century fantasy of kinetic architecture -- or architecture that can…

Winners distinguished at the 2014 Venice Biennale award ceremony

Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014
The much anticipated official opening of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition -- a.k.a. the 2014 Venice Biennale -- started on a high note with the awards ceremony this past Saturday at the Giardini. The 2014 Biennale Jury awarded the national pavilions and individuals they considered to have the…

Ricardo Bofill’s “Time Space Existence” exhibition on La Fabrica for the 2014 Venice Biennale

Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014
"Time Space Existence" tells the story behind La Fabrica, the well-known headquarters of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura that is located in a repurposed cement factory in Barcelona. As one of the many Collateral Events at the 2014 Venice Biennale, the exhibition opens to the public…

Appearances DO matter in the 2014 Danish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Looks aren't everything in architecture, but they sure count! According to the Danish pavilion exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the power of aesthetics and simply using one's senses can lead to finding new approaches to design. Titled Empowerment of Aesthetics, the Danish exhibition examines how paying…

Montenegro’s Venice Biennale exhibition seeks renewal of the country’s architectural heritage

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014
Montenegro's "Treasures in Disguise" exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale looks to the country's former Yugoslavic past to provoke discussion of bringing renewal and examining the future possibilities of Montenegran architecture. The exhibition focuses on four historic buildings constructed between 1960 and 1986 that are perceived as…

A detailed look at “Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice” for the 2014 Venice Biennale

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
For Catalonia's second year exhibiting at the 2014 Venice Biennale as a Collateral Event, they will showcase the evolving state of local contemporary Catalan architecture in "Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice." The proposal won in a juried competition hosted by the Institut Ramon Llull. The…

Members appointed for the 2014 Venice Biennale International Architecture Jury

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale wouldn't be complete without its International Jury. Just recently, the Board of Directors appointed this year's jury members upon the recommendation of Biennale Director Rem Koolhaas. The 2014 jury features: Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria) is a prominent…

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